Obituaries

Calogera - 86

8/7/1931 - 8/19/2017
Longtime Chicago Heights Calogera “Lilla” Baratta nee Bova, age 86, Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Imigrated from Italy in 1968. Wife for 66 years to Filippo Baratta. Mother of Enzo (Ana Lizette) Baratta, Maria...

Ruth Hoffman - 85

10/25/1931 - 8/18/2017
Flossmoor and Crete Ruth Hoffman nee Fazzini, age 85. Longtime Flossmoor and Crete resident, born and raised in Chicago Heights. Bloom H.S. graduate. Ruth serviced the South Suburbs as a Real Estate Broker for over 35...

Phyllis A. Petrongelli - 71

4/18/1946 - 8/15/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Phyllis A. Petrongelli nee Zagone age 71. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired after 40 years of service as Administrative Assistant to the Fire Chief of Chicago Heights. She was...

Jane Cotton-Parker - 73

11/2/1943 - 8/9/2017
Chicago Heights Jane Cotton-Parker nee Hutton age 73. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, born and raised in Kansas. Retired Executive Assistant for GMAC Finance with over 40 years of service. Wife of John L....

Irene A. Lach nee Stefanisin - 87

7/5/1930 - 8/9/2017
Longtime Chicago Heights Irene A. Lach nee Stefanisin, age 87. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Attended Lindblom High School. Former office manager at Polk Bros. and 20 year deli counter server at the South Chicago...

Eleanore D. Gasik - 88

9/15/1928 - 8/8/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Eleanore D. Gasik, nee Krzykowski. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Wife of the late Lawrence Gasik. Mother of Christopher (Mary), Barry (Jeanne), Mark (Ann), and Rose Marie. Grandmother of...

Gloria Ann Violante - 83

1/5/1934 - 8/8/2017
South Holland and Roseland Gloria Ann Violante age 83. Longtime South Holland resident formerly of Roseland/St. Anthony Parish. Retired Condemned Property Clerk for the Cook County Assessor’s Office with over 25 years of...

Cathleen Pellegrini - 49

4/21/1968 - 8/8/2017
Homewood Cathleen Pellegrini nee Coghlan, age 49. Longtime Homewood resident. Graduate of Hillcrest High School. Mother of Jordan, Mary and Emma Pellegrini. Daughter of the late Lucille “Jean” nee...

Albert E. Smith - 81

5/30/1936 - 8/8/2017
Winnetka, Riverdale and Roseland Albert E. Smith, age 81. Longtime Winnetka resident, formerly of Riverdale and Chicago’s Roseland area. Retired Vice President of Anixter Bros. Inc. after over 20 years of service. U.S. Army...

Jean R. Vuco - 92

11/21/1924 - 7/30/2017
Park Forest Jean R. Vuco nee Erickson age 92, passed away July 30th in Iowa City, IA. Born on November 21, 1924 in Chicago, IL; the oldest daughter of the late Ruth nee Huggins and Herbert Erickson, she...

Timothy M. Rooney - 88

1/3/1929 - 7/28/2017
Crete resident formerly of Chicago Heights Timothy M. Rooney age 88. Crete resident formerly of Chicago Heights and County Club Hills. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland area. Graduate of Fenger HS and St. Joseph’s College. U.S....

Charles W. Berkley - 76

2/28/1941 - 7/27/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Charles W. Berkley age 76. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired Lab Technician for SKF Bearing Mfg. in Itasca. Crete Monee High School graduate. Devoted father of Paul (Lisa) Berkley....

Sophie Clara Banasiak - 94

4/17/1923 - 7/26/2017
Matteson Sophie Clara Banasiak nee Wroblicky age 94. Longtime resident of Matteson (Timber Ridge Estates) and Harvey, born and raised in Pheonix/Ascension Parish. Graduate of Thornton Twp. High School...

Christopher M. Stella - 69

4/18/1948 - 7/25/2017
Homewood Christopher M. Stella age 69, was called home to be with our Lord on Tuesday July 25th. Longtime Homewood resident. Retired in 2006 as Plant Manager for Bliss & Laughlin/Republic Steel. Graduate of...

Vickie Lynn Bintz - 63

7/8/1954 - 7/24/2017
Park Forest Vickie Lynn Bintz nee Varner age 63. Longtime Dolton resident recently of Park Forest. An Accounts Receivable Clerk at Mi-Jack Products she had previously worked at Reliable Fire & Security for...

Norbert M. "Norm" Gasior - 89

2/1/1928 - 7/15/2017
South Holland and Dyer Norbert E. “Norm” Gasior, age 89. Longtime South Holland and Dyer resident, born and raised on Chicago’s Eastside. U.S. Army Veteran. Retired Supervisor for Commonwealth Edison with over 30...

Charles "Chick" Shedwill - 78

7/8/1939 - 7/13/2017
Sauk Village, IL. Charles M. “Chick” Shedwill, age 78. Longtime Sauk village resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Retired in 2006 from Girard Fastener after 23 years of service. U.S. Navy...

Joseph Anthony Lofrano - 49

8/31/1967 - 7/10/2017
Lynwood, Illinois Joseph Anthony Lofrano, age 49, longtime Lynwood resident passed away Monday July 10, 2017 at Rush Hospital. Graduate of T-F South Class of 1985. Partnered along with his father at the family...

Rudolph Urbani - 84

5/13/1933 - 7/9/2017
Thornton, Dolton & Roseland Rudolph Urbani, age 84. Longtime Thornton resident formerly of Dolton and Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. A cement mason for over 50 years, he was the owner of Allied Concrete. Husband of...

Louis Frank "Puggy" Pignotti - 87

7/23/1929 - 7/8/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Louis Frank “Puggy” Pignotti, age 87. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired after over 30 years of service as a machinist for Trio Machine Shop. U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. A...

Domenico DiGiovanni - 78

12/12/1938 - 7/4/2017
South Chicago Heights, Illinois Domenico DiGiovanni, age 78. Longtime South Chicago Heights resident. Native of Abbazia, Italy. Retired Crane Operator for Midwest Tube Company. Loving husband of 50 years to Elizabeth nee Vesci....

Donald Kwasigroch - 86

10/17/1930 - 7/4/2017
Chicago Heights and Orland Park Donald Joseph Kwasigroch, age 86, passed away peacefully on July 4th at the Franciscan Village in Lemont. A longtime Orland Park resident and Chicago Heights native, Don was a graduate of Bloom...

James T. Galullo - 85

10/26/1931 - 7/1/2017
Scherervile resident formerly of Calumet City and Roseland James T. Galullo, age 85. Longtime Roseland and Calumet City resident recently of Schererville, IN. Retired from School District 215. A Barber by trade, he was the longtime proprietor of Jim’s...

Raymond Spanier - 63

9/9/1953 - 6/26/2017
Chicago (Pullman) Raymond A. Spanier Jr. PT, age 63 passed away suddenly June 26th. Lifelong resident of Chicago’s Historic Pullman neighborhood. Graduate of Fenger H.S. Ray received his Degree in Physical...

Lois Michalesko - 84

12/13/1932 - 6/24/2017
Beecher Lois Michalesko nee Liedtke, age 84, of Beecher, IL., passed away after a lengthy illness, June 24, 2017, at the William J. Riley Hospice House in Munster, IN. Born in Chicago, to the late...

Charles Varner - 92

7/11/1924 - 6/22/2017
Park Forest Charles Varner, age 92. Park Forest resident formerly of Dolton and Chicago’s Lawndale Park neighborhood. U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII. Retired after over 50 years of service as a Printing Press...

Grace Badali - 86

12/7/1930 - 6/17/2017
Crete and Chicago's Roseland neighborhood Grace E. Badali nee Trivelli, age 86, Longtime Crete resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Graduate of the St Louis Academy Class of 1949. Wife for 67 years of the late David Carl...

Joseph J. Bonfitto - 55

8/29/1961 - 6/15/2017
Lemont, Illinois Joseph J. Bonfitto , age 55. Lemont resident formerly of Flossmoor, and Chicago's Roseland Neighborhood. Graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School Class of 1979. Partner in Lawrence Bonfitto...

Arline Marie Nelson - 76

5/21/1941 - 6/14/2017
Lockport Arline Marie Nelson nee Magnabosco age 76. Beloved wife for 42 years of the late Donald Nelson. Adored mother of Andrea Maria Stoettner. Dearest Nonni to Brockton Donn, Annalina Andrea and...

Elisa Bravo - 65

12/30/1951 - 6/12/2017
Chicago Heights Elisa Bravo age 65. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, born and raised in La Piedad, Michoacan, Mexico. Daughter of the late Dolores Zambrano and Francisco Bravo. Sister of Socorro, Antonio,...

Dwight Snow - 83

9/8/1933 - 6/12/2017
Olympia Fields Dwight L. Snow, age 83, died on Monday, June 12, 2017 at home in Olympia Fields, IL. He was born in Pontiac, Illinois to Helen nee Marker and Dwight Snow. Dwight was a competitive track and field...

Lena Zattera - 88

6/23/1928 - 6/12/2017 Lena Zattera nee Faccin, age 88. Longtime Palos Heights resident formerly of Chicago’s Kensington neighborhood. Wife of the late Valentino Zattera. Mother of Walter (Sophia), and Dennis (Ronda)....

Victoria Jane Major - 80

9/25/1936 - 6/11/2017
Chicago Heights Victoria Jane Major nee Venditti, age 80. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired after over 35 years of service as an Engineer for Illinois Bell/AT&T. Bloom H.S. Class of 1955. Mother of Mary...

Daniel J. Freeh - 65

8/5/1951 - 6/10/2017
Chicago Heights Daniel J. Freeh, age 65, of Chicago Heights, passed away peacefully on June 10th, 2017. Beloved husband of Maryanne nee Rapaich for 40 years. Loving father of Noelle (Ryan) and Emily (Paul)....

Dr. Andreas Wurzer - 95

8/17/1921 - 6/6/2017
Olympia Fields Dr. Andreas Wurzer, age 95, longtime Olympia Fields resident, born and raised on a dairy farm in the small village of Lagenpreising, Bavaria, Germany, passed away peacefully on June 6th. Beloved...

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